I’ve been using grapeseed oil on my hair for the last 3 weeks and I’m both happy I finally tried this oil and mad at myself that I did not grab a bottle sooner. The strands of my hair are fine but dense – because they are fine, my hair is easily weighed down and stick together when my hair is dirty and oily causing it to appear thin and limp. Needless to say, products and heavy sticky oils are a no-go for me. I’ve been enjoying sealing my moisturizer and oiling my hair with grapeseed oil because it’s such a light oil, non-greasy oil.
How I’ve been using grapeseed oil:
- As a hot oil treatment, warming the oil up in the microwave, applying to my scalp and length of hair, especially the ends, and leaving in for anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours.
- To seal my moisturizer
- Applying to my ends before I leave for work in the morning
Benefits of grapeseed oil:
- Grapeseed oil for hair can also be used for hot oil hair treatments. Since the oil is light and quickly absorbed, heating grapeseed oil and applying it to the scalp and hair ends greatly helps to make hair shiny, reducing brittleness.
- Dandruff problems as well as seborrheic dermatitis can be reduced by regular application of grapeseed oil on the scalp.
- The best thing about applying grapeseed oil for hair is that it can be safely applied on all hair types, be it normal, dry or oily.
- Using grapeseed oil for hair growth is also recommended since vitamin E and linoleic acid present in grapeseed oil helps to strengthen hair.
- Dry, rough and frizzy hair can also benefit from the use of grapeseed oil as it smooths the hair cuticles, sealing in the moisture and making each hair strand strong.
- Use as a heat protectant as it resists temperatures to 450° F.
I’m currently using Heritage Products brand of grapeseed oil. I purchased my 16 oz bottle from vitacost.com for $6.79. I think I want to try and mix a little grapeseed oil with my deep conditioner and see how my hair responds to that. We’ll see.